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Enter the serial number from the pocket watch movement below. Do not use the case number. Tips for looking up your watch

How to Find Info About Your Pocket Watch

The Pocket Watch Database has compiled data covering the major American pocket watch manufacturers and created an easy way to find information using the serial number on the watch movement. Here are a few tips to find information about your pocket watch:

  1. Always input the serial number from the pocket watch movement (the "guts" of the watch).
  2. Never use the serial number from the case or any other part.
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  6. If the manufacturer is not listed on the site, you may have a "private label" watch or it may not be American-made.
  7. Understand that many companies did not keep accurate or complete records. As a result, information displayed on this site may have inaccuracies. This is to be expected, and we have included an option to report inaccurate information on the result pages so the database can be continually improved.
Pocket Watch Serial Number Lookup - Hamilton, South Bend, Illinois, Rockford, Waltham & Elgin Pocket Watches
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Grade: 345

Manufacturer: Elgin
Manufacturer Location: Elgin, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 28069715
Grade: 345
Model: 3
Class: 114
Estimated Production Year: 1925
Run Quantity: 9,000
Total Production: 739,901
Size: 12s
Jewels: 17j
Jewel Material: Ruby & Sapphire
Jewel Setting: Screw-Set
Movement Configuration: Openface
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Setting: Pendant
Plate: 3/4 Plate
Double Roller: Yes
Barrel: Going
Balance Type: Expansion
Balance Jewel Material: Ruby
Train: Quick
Regulator: Moseley
Hairspring: Breguet
Standard Dial Type: Single-Sunk
Adjusted: No
Railroad Grade: No
U.S. Patents: 596407
Data Research: c.1950 Elgin Serial List
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Verifications & Observations

28064001
Verification Serial Map
28073000
  • October 15, 2017:
    Serial Number 28068850 was reported as accurate
  • April 20, 2017:
    Serial Number 28072302 was reported as accurate
  • March 11, 2017:
    Serial Number 28067399 was reported as accurate
  • February 20, 2017:
    Serial Number 28068154 was reported as accurate
  • July 20, 2016:
    Serial Number 28070084 was reported as accurate
  • June 15, 2016:
    Serial Number 28072916 was reported as accurate
  • May 19, 2016:
    Serial Number 28067274 was reported as accurate
  • January 18, 2016:
    Serial Number 28069799 was reported as accurate
  • February 25, 2015:
    Serial Number 28067641 was reported as accurate
  • September 20, 2014:
    Serial Number 28072342 was reported as accurate
  • July 25, 2014:
    Serial Number 28072525 was reported as accurate
  • June 13, 2013:
    Serial Number 28064277 was reported as accurate
  • June 13, 2013:
    Serial Number 28064277 was reported as accurate
  • June 13, 2013:
    Serial Number 28064277 was reported as accurate
  • June 3, 2013:
    Serial Number 28067659 was reported as accurate
  • May 13, 2013:
    Serial Number 28068332 was reported as accurate
  • March 25, 2013:
    Serial Number 28068056 was reported as accurate
  • February 17, 2013:
    Serial Number 28069696 was reported as accurate
  • January 14, 2013:
    Serial Number 28071017 was reported as accurate
  • August 1, 2012:
    Serial Number 28072941 was reported as accurate
  • July 25, 2012:
    Serial Number 28071093 was reported as accurate
  • July 23, 2012:
    Serial Number 28071093 was reported as accurate
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